Covering Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster from every angle, MTV News will present exclusive pre and post show coverage of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." From backstage to the red carpet, the MTV News team will cover every angle of the big show including exclusive celebrity interviews, musical performances, and much more. Additionally for the first time, fans will be able to access MTV News’ comprehensive Movie Awards coverage on-air and through broadband network, MTV Overdrive ( — each with a unique and exclusive take on the show.

MTV News pre show coverage for the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will kick off June 8th at 8:30pm ET/PT. Celebrity guest hosts Rihanna and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy will join MTV News correspondents Suchin Pak and Sway Calloway for all the pre-show frenzy. Together they will interview the biggest stars in music and movies as they arrive on the red carpet, as well as provide exclusive inside access backstage as the Movie Awards comes to life. The Movie Awards pre show will also deliver exclusive sneak peeks at some of Hollywood’s most anticipated films including "Miami Vice," "Pirates of the Caribbean 2," and "Superman Returns," plus an exclusive first look at "Clerks 2" only on MTV Overdrive. Additionally, MTV News’ Suchin Pak will reveal to audiences the dress specially designed for her by Project Runway’s Santino Rice -- with an inside look at the making of the dress available on MTV Overdrive immediately after the pre-show.

Following the ceremony, MTV News will present the official post show performance by Australian power trio, Wolfmother who will perform on-air, as well as present a second performance exclusive to MTV Overdrive. Wolfmother, whose self-titled debut is already double platinum in Australia, was recently named one of the "Top 10 Artists To Watch in 2006" by Rolling Stone, and their single "Woman" is racing up the radio charts. On Overdrive, MTV News will also provide a complete recap of the night’s events with the official "2006 MTV Movie Awards" post show. Featuring interviews with the night’s big winners, looks at memorable performances by Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley, and recaps of the night’s most outrageous moments, MTV News correspondents Suchin and Sway will capture all the post show reaction.

Fans online will be able to experience the full breadth of MTV News’ coverage by visiting MTV Overdrive at In addition to pre and post show bonus coverage, MTV Overdrive will feature exclusive news and backstage interviews. Additionally, Overdrive will showcase performer diaries from AFI and Gnarls Barkley, following each performer as they prepare for their big Movie Awards moment, as well as their post-performance reactions.

With the biggest stars in music and film in attendance, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" promises to be one of Hollywood’s most memorable nights. Presenters include Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes, Dane Cook, Kate Beckinsale, Jamie Foxx, Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake, Matt Dillon, Will Ferrell, T.I., Kate Hudson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Bosworth, Famke Janssen, John C. Reilly and Brandon Routh. Taking to the stage for unforgettable live performances are Christina Aguilera, AFI and Gnarls Barkley. Hosted by Jessica Alba, the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" will film June 3rd at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA, and premiere to audiences nationwide on Thursday, June 8th at 9pm ET/PT on MTV.

Up for starring roles at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards" are the "40-Year Old Virgin" and "Wedding Crashers," each receiving five nominations. Also vying for the spotlight are "Batman Begins," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Hustle & Flow," "Sin City" and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" with three nominations each. MTV will also celebrate the all new categories of "Best Hero," "Sexiest Performance" and the "mtvU Student Filmmaker Award" for the first time ever.

The Nominees include:

Best Movie:
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Batman Begins
King Kong
Sin City
Wedding Crashers

Best Performance:
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line
Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
Rachel McAdams - Red Eye
Steve Carell - The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
Reese Witherspoon - Walk The Line

Best Comedic Performance:
Owen Wilson - Wedding Crashers
Adam Sandler - The Longest Yard
Steve Carell - The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Tyler Perry - Madea's Family Reunion
Vince Vaughn - Wedding Crashers

Best On-Screen Team:
Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco - The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson - The Dukes of Hazzard
Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis - Fantastic Four
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson - Wedding Crashers

Best Villain:
Cillian Murphy - Batman Begins
Hayden Christensen - "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith"
Ralph Fiennes - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Tilda Swinton - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Tobin Bell - Saw II

Breakthrough Performance:
Andre "3000" Benjamin - Four Brothers
Isla Fisher - Wedding Crashers
Nelly - The Longest Yard
Jennifer Carpenter - The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Romany Malco - The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Taraji Henson - Hustle & Flow

Best Hero:
Christian Bale - Batman Begins
Jessica Alba - Fantastic Four
Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Kate Beckinsale - Underworld: Evolution
Ewan McGregor - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

Sexiest Performance:
Beyonce Knowles - The Pink Panther
Jessica Alba - Sin City
Jessica Simpson - The Dukes of Hazzard
Ziyi Zhang - Memoirs of a Geisha
Rob Schneider - Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Best Fight:
Kong vs. The Planes - King Kong
Stephen Chow vs. Axe Gang - Kung Fu Hustle
Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt - Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Ewan McGregor vs. Hayden Christensen - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Best Kiss:
Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
Anna Faris and Chris Marquette - Just Friends
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen - Sin City

Best Frightened Performance:
Rachel Nichols - The Amityville Horror
Jennifer Carpenter - The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Derek Richardson - Hostel
Paris Hilton - House of Wax
Dakota Fanning - War of the Worlds